Special Issue "Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)
Dr. Nico Hotz (Website)
Thermodynamics and Sustainable Energy Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Box 90300 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708-0300, USA
Phone: +1 919 660 5118
Interests: hydrogen and fuel cell systems; exergy analysis of complex systems; renewable energies; thermodynamics; heat and mass transfer; micro- and nano-technology; solar energy; alternative fuels; biofuels; fuel processing
Hydrogen is a highly promising energy carrier, offering advantages of a clean and environmentally friendly fuel with a high energy density per mass and without releasing pollutants to the environment through the exhaust gas. Especially when used in fuel cells, hydrogen is a very efficient energy carrier and could help solving some of the world's energy challenges. Fuel cells can directly convert chemically stored energy to electrical and thermal energy by electrochemically oxidizing fuels, ideally hydrogen. This special issue will combine experimental and numerical publications on various aspects of a future hydrogen economy and fuel cells, namely studies and reviews on hydrogen generation, hydrogen storage, and hydrogen utilization on the one hand side and low-, intermediate- and high-temperature fuel cells on the other hand. All energy sources for hydrogen generation, all types of applications such as stationary, portable, or automotive, and all types of fuel cells are of interest for this special issue.
Dr. Nico Hotz
- hydrogen generation
- hydrogen storage
- hydrogen utilization
- low-temperature fuel cells
- intermediate-temperature fuel cells
- high-temperature fuel cells